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or super storm sandy. you can clap for that. that is right. [applause] the servicemen and women and the veterans and their families were here with us this morning are living monuments to that service. their commitment to serve, their willingness to volunteer should be inspiration and is an inspiration to me and it should be to you and i know it is. in spite of all the talk of how divided we are as a nation, how we are as a country, more and more americans are coming together to serve each other every day. volunteers in america is at a five-year high. in 2011, americans spent 8 billion hours giving back to their communities, enough hours to build the entire state building more than a thousand times over. [cheers and applause] you represent that. you're organizing food drives, mentoring children from the building playgrounds and so much more. when i look out and see you all and the kids here today, your service is having an even greater impact because you're in selling what my wife and i and brother and sister-in-law and my sister and brother-in-law are trying to do with our kids,
their home to use sandbags to protect someone else's home whether it be in a hurricane, or superstorm sandy. you can clap for that herod that is right. [applause]the servicemen and women and their families are living monuments to that service. the commitment to serve, willingness to volunteer should be an inspiration, it is a -- an inspiration to me, and it should be to you, and i know it is. despite all the talk about how divided we are, more and more americans are coming together to serve each other every day had volunteerism in america is at a five-year high. in 2011, americans spent 8 billion hours getting back to the communities, enough hours to build the entire empire state building more than 1000 times over here atthe servicemen and women and their families are living [applause]you represent that herod are organizing clothing and food drives, mentoring children, building playgrounds, and so much more. when i see you here today, your service is having a greater impact. you are instilling, like my wife and i, brother and sister, mike we are trying to do with our kids -- instilling that
tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> in 1963, dr. martin luther king gave his historic "i have a dream" speech. the speech marked turning point in the civil rights movement. on monday, on the very day the country set aside to honor dr. king, mlk day, barack obama, america's first african-american president, will take the oath of office for the second time. i spoke with a close friend of dr. king's and a speechwriter who contributed to dr. king's speech. >> it brings back some memories of 50 years ago. the "i have a dream" speech, the march on washington, probably would not have occurred but for the demonstrations in birmingham, alabama. the key to understanding the history before the "i have a dream" speech and the march on washington is birmingham
have climate now, back on the agenda, the horrific outcome with hurricane sandy has put that back on the agenda. that's number three on his agenda behind i guess immigration and gun stuff. there is an opportunity i think to go back to the table to get business and labor and environmentalists together to figure out a way to put more people to work building clean energy in america, building wind turbines, putting up solar panels, going into biofuels. we can have more work, more jobs, more wealth and better health with a green economy than without one. >> tough thing do with the focus on cutting spending though. >> is there any room there for republicans, erick? >> probably not largely because most of the green jobs program are dependent on the government for existence. the government can't keep pouring money into a lot of these programs. the coal industrial doesn't necessarily depend on lobbyists coming to congress to get carveouts in government. >> let me give you a chance to talk about guns, another issue where the president wants to move in the second term. four months from now,
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